For visitors in search of luxurious pampering or serious skin care, Denver spas offer a full slate of first-rate treatments without the fuss. Denver’s finest downtown hotels house some of the city’s favorite spas, creating a convenient luxury for travelers. Whether you favor classic European treatments or Aveda salons with a Colorado flair, these urban spas make beauty an everyday indulgence.
THE SPA AT THE BROWN PALACE
Downtown Denver's crown jewel, the historic Brown Palace Hotel, has one of the city's most luxurious spas, the Spa at the Brown Palace. Tucked away from the hustle of the Brown's opulent lobby, the Spa at the Brown welcomes visitors with a soothing waterfall that sets the stage for the spa's signature soaks that draw from a natural artesian well 750 feet below the hotel.
Among its six state-of-the-art treatment rooms, the standard spa favorites from massage to body wraps are all available in these exquisite surroundings. For a truly memorable experience, book the couple's suite — a breathtaking room big enough for any couple to enjoy their romantic spa meal, side-by-side massages and a private soak in a tub to die for.
Try the Colorado River Stone massage, a must for weary travelers as they acclimate to The Mile High City's altitude, and follow it with traditional afternoon tea in the lobby. Although this historic hotel was built in 1892, the spa opened in 2006 with special thought to male business travelers, providing a well-appointed men's locker room and several treatments designed just for him.
THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver offers plenty of tranquil space inspired by Colorado's natural beauty. The inviting 6,800-square-foot spa features eight treatment rooms including a VIP Couple's Suite, a new hair and nail salon, and separate ladies' and gentlemen's facilities including whirlpools and relaxation lounges.
One spa experience that is unique to Denver is the Mile High Malt Scrub & Microbrew Massage. This beer-infused treatment incorporates two beers from the nearby Great Divide Brewing Co. First, you will be presented with a chilled brew, followed by an explanation of the benefits of the exfoliating Vichy shower experience. Your treatment provider will mix a light and refreshing rice Ale beer into the brewery's malt, and when combined, a full-body exfoliation with the malt scrub is performed. A warm cascade from the Vichy shower rinses the body, followed by an application of a mask consisting of dark, rich Stout beer to help achieve silky soft skin. A scalp massage using beer is performed, along with a massage using the foam of the thick Yeti beer mixed with moisturizing potions. To top the experience off, sip a Denver beer in the relaxation lounge. Another option is the Hops N' Honey Pedicure.
THE FOUR SEASONS SPA
Elevate your well-being at Four Seasons Hotel Denver spa, where sleek, modern interiors crafted of wood and stone bring the outdoors inside. Place yourself in the skilled hands of a Four Seasons spa care expert and relax for hours at a time with these specially tailored Colorado packages.
With Denver situated exactly one mile (5,280 feet or 1.6 kilometres) above sea level, it takes time for one's body to adjust to the altitude. The 5280 Relaxation massage blends gemstone Azurite oil infused with herbs and naturally promotes deep relaxation and eases tension from the body and mind. If you're looking for a treatment that brings you the best of the outdoors, try the Evergreen Massage. The treatment starts with heated "energy healing sticks" that alleviate tension throughout the body. Evergreen oils are then incorporated into a deep tissue massage, which is perfect for athletes, men and others who love deeper pressure. In Colorado, evergreen trees blanket our landscape — from lodgepole pine to blue spruce — and is the perfect end to any adventure or business day.
VEDA SPA & SALON AT THE HOTEL MONACO
Another chic downtown hotel offers a sumptuous spa with a seasoned staff at the VEDA Spa & Salon, located within the Hotel Monaco. Famous for its toe treatments, don't leave the spa without indulging in its Hydrating Spa Pedicure, a treat for the feet with a salt scrub exfoliating rub followed by a multifaceted foot massage and decadent moisturizing treatment, finished off with an expert application of polish. This is a full-line Aveda location with a sauna and four treatment rooms, with all treatments using natural, plant-based ingredients. The spa provides a personalized sensory journey, with clients selecting an aroma for their services.
THE OXFORD CLUB, SPA & SALON AT THE OXFORD HOTEL
The Oxford Hotel, located in the heart of Lower Downtown (LoDo), houses a sophisticated spa that pampers visitors with skin and body care tailored to Colorado's elements. Long a destination for locals craving expert skincare, The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon offers a full range of services such as the unique Herbal Steam, featuring a lymphatic dry brushing of the body, followed by time spent in the spa's detoxifying steam tent, a cool stone face massage and an aromatherapy massage to encourage circulation. It's a cleansing treatment any spa junkie will appreciate. Or try the Signature Almond Joy Experience using Sanitas Coconut Sugar Scrub from Boulder, Colorado, along with a chocolate body masque and warm almond oil for an amazing 75-minute pampering.
Before leaving The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon treat yourself to expert nail care in the spa's sunniest spot. Expert technicians here are equally adept at a quick manicure or an indulgent pedicure. The view of Denver's bustling downtown and nearby Union Station from this second-floor spot makes for excellent people watching while your digits dry.
SPA UNIVERSAIRE AT THE BELVEDERE
Even if your downtown hotel doesn't offer a spa, there are several neighborhood sanctuaries worth seeking out. For a first-rate massage, often earning the top nod from local media, visit Spa Universaire located in an upscale apartment building called the Belvedere. Known for its discerning (and sometimes famous) local residents, the Belvedere is the perfect address for this worldly spa.
Spa Universaire tailors its service menu to the health and wellness traditions of exotic locales, with 75 treatments representing different parts of the world and 22 different types of massage alone! Treatment rooms pay homage to 10 destinations including the Taj Mahal, Pacific Rim and rain forest. Arrive early for a complimentary stint in the spa's steam room and enjoy a pampering foot bath with every treatment. Whether you're looking for energizing Zen Reflexology, a purifying Seaweed Body Masque, or The Tao Integrative (involving Swedish, acupressure, deep-tissue and aromatherapy techniques), Spa Universaire consistently ranks among the best in Denver with locals.
A NEW SPIRIT WELLNESS CENTER & SPA
Located in the historic Highland's neighborhood, A New Spirit Wellness Center & Spa offers all forms of body treatments and skincare as well as unique floatation tanks. Through floatation experiences, spa lovers can replenish mental and emotional reserves from within a tranquil, Epsom salt-infused tank.
All of A New Spirits' treatments are done with earth-friendly and certified organic products. For example, the Deluxe Milk & Honey Body Treatment & Wrap features products formulated by Sanitas Skincare in Boulder that are made from premium sugar crystals to exfoliate skin and restore a healthy, radiant glow. Or sink into 90 minutes of pure bliss with a Raindrop Therapy session that utilizes reflexology, massage techniques and essential oils to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment.
BODY MASSAGE WELLNESS SPA
Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Body Massage Wellness Spa has been one of Denver's premier day spas since 1986. Find a huge menu of services, from massage and manicures to skincare treatments and body wraps for men and women. The luxurious Fire & Ice Facial (also known as "The Red Carpet Facial" in Hollywood) brightens, smoothes and tightens with treatment masks using organic serums of cinnamon for the fire and peppermint for the ice.
Body Massage Wellness Spa is more than just a spa; it's a complete medical spa and wellness center. Health and wellness programs are results-driven and tailored for each client, and corporate services and group events are offered to unite people for a day of celebration and focus.
GLOSSHOUZ AESTHETIC BAR & SPA RETREAT
The one-stop-shop Glosshouz is a sleek, modern, bright space with the entire spectrum of beauty and spa care available in one place. Whether you need a relaxing full-day escape or a quick pick-me-up, everything is on the menu here: nails, makeup, hair extensions, blow outs, spray tanning and waxing to facials, body treatments, massages, soaking spa and more. Start at the bar, where you can order up a healthy smoothie, glass of bubbly, cup of tea or whatever suits your mood. Then move on to an especially indulgent (but at a great value) spa or beauty package. Try the Benefit Spa Package, which runs two hours and 15 minutes and includes a massage, reflexology for hands and feet, a custom facial and a complimentary beverage.
With a location near Park Meadows shopping center, you could easily make a day of shopping and spa-ing. This option is perfect for special mommy-and-me occasions — shop all morning and finish with a Mom and Me package that includes hair styling for both mom and daughter.
LET EM HAVE IT SALON
Pamper yourself and the planet at Let Em Have It Salon, which offers an ethical and environmentally friendly beauty experience to every patron. All of Let Em Have It's products are made from responsibly sourced, fair-trade ingredients; come in sustainable, biodegradable packaging; and are sulfate, paraben and cruelty free. The salon is powered by renewable wind energy and uses only LED lighting and sustainable cleaning products. Eco-conscious clients can even bring in hard-to-recycle items like empty beauty product containers, lightbulbs, batteries and beauty tools. Call or go online to book a haircut, color, blow out, makeup application, facial, body wrap, microdermabrasion, waxing or threading.